Vancouver to Yellowstone, 3100+ km roundtrip, 12 hours one way. That’s all I knew about the upcoming trip.
The day after my last final exam we (I was the driver and my girlfriend was the passenger) set off to Yellowstone National Park. What was supposed to be an early start became a 10 am struggle to get off the bed and a late lunch that ended at 13:00. We had a disgusting dinner at an IHOP in Newport, a suburb of Seattle, and spent the night at the nearby Motel 6. While preparing to sleep I figured we were probably a thousand km away from our targeted goal of the day – some random town in Montana. I anticipated the long day of driving ahead by being insomniac for the night.
What I found out over the next day, over 10 hours of driving and 1000+ km was this formula: Coffee + Red Bull > Sleep.